Labour Education

CFF Workshops on labour - bargaining, grievances, etc - at conventions

  • 1972 - workshops on workloads and working conditions, status of contracts, academic freedom, and contract negotiations
  • 1973 - session on the role of faculty associations in collective bargaining
  • 1974 - session on "Labour, Management and Education"; Special General meeting in October on the VIA Strike and review of contract negotiations
  • 1977 - session on implications of province-wide bargaining & contract management; post-controls bargaining & government relations
  • 1978 - workshop on arbitration (Ed Lavalle and Leo McGrady); role of PT faculty; management of a Faculty Association
  • 1979 - workshops on trade unions and college governance; distance education; new program development; PT and temporary appointments; faculty evealuation
  • 1980 - workshop on the impact of technological change; negotiating benefits packages; faculty evaluation 

Partnership with Capilano's Labour Studies Program

CIEA AGMs/conventions

  • 1981 - student rights and human rights; termination – faculty rights & protection; orientation programs for new faculty; evaluation of faculty, admin & Boards; retirement options; literacy; classroom use of technology; newsletter production; student learning styles in the 80’s; organizational problems with union structure; new labour legislation

  • 1982 -  Grievance Arbitration, Shop Stewardship, Contract Administration: Myth and Reality, Contracting Out, Technological Change Update, Job Protection and The Provincial
    and Regional Rationalization of Education Programs.

Summer Labour School - University of Victoria - August 1982

It was designed to support SWCC (negotiators and grievance/arb handlers), and foster development of a cross college contract index, a SWCC handbook, universal numbering system & a series of arbitration defences/decisions on specific topics

Technical & Policy Development Conferences - late 80s, early 90s

Spring Conferences

AGM workshops

FPSE's Labour Education program 

CLC Annual Labour Winter School at Harrison Hot Springs

  • 1990s to present - FPSE members participating as course facilitators and students in a variety of week-long Labour Education courses